In the mood for something a bit more decadent recently, I played around with some ingredients I had on hand and found another great way to utilize one of my favorite products – Justin’s Almond Butter and came up with this amazing Honey Roasted Chicken Satay Recipe with Basil Almond Sauce – 7 Points.

I cannot get over how delicious it was!! The fresh, peppery basil and bright, bold ginger was a perfect complement to the rich almond butter. Combined with a few traditional Asian flavors, this dish was a HIT! I will most definitely make this, again and again, Healthy, unique, absolutely scrumptious, and yet still only 7 Weight Watchers Points per serving.

Honey Roasted Chicken Satay with Basil Almond Sauce

A decadent meal with a fantastic flavor profile, this delicious Weight Watchers chicken recipe is sure to be a hit. This satay has traditional Asian ingredients, but with a fresh and lighter twist.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 small bunch of fresh basil (about 1-2 cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (I used Justin’s Almond Butter)
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup water (more or less as desired)
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mist a large baking dish with an olive oil mister.
  2. Slice chicken breasts into thin fillets, and pound a bit with a meat mallet to get them to about 1/4” thickness. Now cut into medium to large bite-sized pieces, and place in the baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine all remaining ingredients (except for 2 of the 3 tbsp of honey) in a food processor, adding water to achieve the desired consistency, and process until smooth.
  4. Pour 2/3 of the basil almond sauce over the chicken pieces and toss them well to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  6. Soak wooden skewers in water for about 10-15 minutes. Then arrange chicken pieces on the skewers, making 8 skewers in total, and return to the baking dish.
  7. Roast chicken skewers in the oven for about 10 minutes. Then remove the chicken from the oven, and drizzle the remaining 2 tbsp honey over the chicken skewers evenly. Return to oven and cook for another 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  8. Serve immediately with the remaining sauce for dipping.

Preparation time: 1 hour(s) 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)

Calories: 280

Fat: 10.5g

Protein: 29.5g

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 2 skewers with extra sauce for dipping
Each serving = 8 Smart Points/7 Points

PER SERVING: 280calories; 10.5g fat; 1.9g saturated fat; 17g carbohydrate; 14.4g sugar; 29.5g protein; 1.5g fiber

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4 Comments

  1. Katie Evans Reply

    Hi. Just found you’re site & saw this recipe. Looks really good; but I do have a question. Could you substitute PB2 for the actual peanut butter, or would it change the taste/texture? I am trying to lose weight & it would cuts some extra calories. Thanks! http://tasteusa.blogspot.com

    • Wendy Zitzman Reply

      Yes, you can substitute the PB2…just prepare the PB2 first, according to package directions, and then use it in the recipe.

  2. Great recipe with great flavor. So so good. Both my husband and I loved it. Thanks so much!

  3. For me, the problem with almond butter is that keeping it in the house is very tempting for me. I just love the stuff – much like people can eat peanut butter straight out of the jar, I find myself with a teaspoon of almond butter just for the shear pleasure of the taste and how it eliminates my desire for something sweet. The calories are very high, but there comes a time in every gal’s life when decadent food is okay, within limits, right? I buy almond butter on-line through nuts.com – the crunchy style. Maybe creamy would be less tempting! Who am I kidding? Yes, tempting or not, it’s in the fridge! I will try this recipe for sure. Thanks, Laaloosh.

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